Friday, April 16, 2010

Joe8 - A nice change - 4/15

I feel a little like I'm cheating with Joe8, but a date doesn't have to be a blind date to qualify for the project. In fact, it's really nice to go out with someone that I know I like before going on a date. I met Joe8 about a month ago, through a friend, and we've taken a few rides together. I dragged him along with me to Bike Night at Full Throttle in Fort Collins.
Joe8 came by my house before heading to Fort Collins. He and another friend have planted a seed - ape hangers! I don't want to get ticketed in other states, so I sat on Joe8's bike, which sports 16" high bars, to determine what size I want. With shorter risers, 13" handlebars should do the trick. While we were hanging out in the dooryard, Joe3 drove by and honked. Nice... On the way to Full Throttle, Joe8 took the video above without me knowing. Way cool! Can you tell I live in farm country?
Full Throttle wasn't neutral turf. I had a lot of good friends there, and there was so much going on that I wasn't totally focused on Joe8. However, I didn't feel at all awkward, and he seemed completely comfortable with the fact that most everyone I knew, knew he was Joe8. There was no question that he'd be right at home with the crowd. Confidence, an easy-going personality and a sense of humor are great qualities.

Lesson learned:

  1. It's amazing how two words can raise so many questions: Free will


KennyH said...

I like that his bike paint was sun-faded...has that rugged, "I'm riding, not posing" look. The video rocks, and are the rats still in your hair?

Abby said...

Just got them out, so I can put some more back in today.

kathy said...

Hi Abby
Found your blog through Electra Glide in Blue. Understand about finding a guy who rides - otherwise what's the point? My mechanic keeps trying to sell me on 13" ape hangers too. Jury's still out on that one. Anyway I stopped by your other sites and have added you to my reader list.

Abby said...

Thanks Kathy,
Great design on your site. I have blog envy. I've subscribed to yours and added a link here.

Thanks for stopping by!

mq01 said...

nice! great blog abby. i found ya via electra-blue too. i cant wait to see/hear who out of all the joes is your dream joe :) ride safe and enjoy. i'll be back :)